cru·​do ˈkrü-(ˌ)dō How to pronounce crudo (audio)
plural crudos
: a dish of sliced, seasoned, uncooked seafood often served with a sauce

Examples of crudo in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Menu highlights include a smothered burrito, a selection of tacos, tuna crudo and grains and greens bowls. Susan Selasky, Detroit Free Press, 13 Aug. 2023 The pork chop alla piccata and escolar crudo are also outstanding. Tamara Gane, Chron, 12 May 2023 An elegant scallop crudo with grapefruit, jalapeno, mint, and cucumber tastes clean and cool, but it is served over shrimp chips gone soggy with the juices. Globe Staff,, 6 June 2023 For crab, its richness was often piled on with more rich sauces, or it was forgotten in the wake of more fashionable crudos and ceviches that used scallops, tuna or kampachi. Ben Mims, Los Angeles Times, 4 June 2023 The roster of New American cuisine with Italian and Mediterranean flavors includes fluke crudo with citrus, almonds and tarragon, gnocchi with cherry tomato, corn and Parmesan, a pork chop with apricot mostarda and escarole hearts, and a half-chicken with lemon and herb jus. Marcy De Luna, Chron, 29 Oct. 2020 Coconut scallop crudo at Pescador in Kenmore Square. Kara Baskin,, 16 Dec. 2022 Seasonable favorites include crudo of the moment, pistachio whipped goat cheese served with seasonal jam and gluten-free flatbread. Gabi De La Rosa, Chron, 13 Mar. 2023 Indulge in various crudos and antojitos to start, then dig into large plates such as the barbacoa de res de Zaachila, served with hoja santa, guajillo puya, costeño pepper broth and masa dumplings. Emma Balter, Chron, 22 Mar. 2023 See More

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Word History


Italian, raw, from Latin crudus

First Known Use

2000, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of crudo was in 2000

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“Crudo.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Sep. 2023.

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